Emergency Funding

We're still here to help! 

With limited access to campus during the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to make sure we still meet your needs. Please fill out this contact form and a staff member will be in contact with you. 


GRCC resources

GRCC is committed to providing access to resources on campus as well to organizations throughout the community that will allow students to be successful.  It is our intent to support students in time of need, while also challenging them to become independent, life-long learners.

Emergency Assistance Program

This fund is intended for students who are at risk of not continuing their education due to unexpected financial dilemmas. GRCC provides financial assistance for emergency expenses other than tuition and academic costs.

Apply for the Emergency Assistance Program.

For additional information or to submit your application along with supporting documentation, please contact: Dean of Student Success and Retention, 313 SCC, (616) 234-3673.

Community Resources

The Salvation Army: Kent County

Energy assistance for electric, natural gas, and deliverable fuel may be available for households that have a past-due notice, are facing shut off, or are already disconnected. Households do not need to apply at DHS before seeking assistance from The Salvation Army.

United Way – 211

United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceloa and Oceana Counties including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more.

Heart of West Michigan United Way, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503